Seems like Bloglines is having some trouble with Manila RSS feeds, Anne Davis having experienced a similar fate to Seb who disappeared of my radar a bit back only to pop up in a pubsub alive and kicking (thank god I have vanity feeds eh :O)
So, if, like me, you’re a blogliner (and I hope and pray that the hint at Bloglines becoming a ‘pay-for-service’ provider in Derek’s recent presentation notes), grab hold of the old/new Seblogging feed today… again!
[Update… see comments… Bloglines won’t be charging at any point in the future for what they offer now… which is good by me :o]
We’re not aware of any issues with Manila feeds. If you send me the URL for one that’s having an issue, we can take a look. I’m not sure what hint you’re referring to about Bloglines becoming a pay-for service; I couldn’t find anything in the link. But I can say that we have absolutely no plans to start charging for the Bloglines service. We may roll out new features in the future that we will charge for (although we have no plans to do so right now), but there’s no way we’d start charging for what we already offer for free. Ain’t gonna happen. :)
Sweet, that’s good to hear from a very happy user.
There was a note in a presentation that went along the lines of ‘beware of free services…’ and mentioned bloglines as a possibility.
Thanks for alleviating my concerns.
This is the link:
and Seb did disappear for a while, as did Anne. It may well be a Manila thing though (wouldn’t put it beyond Manila!) but I did resubscribe to Seb’s feed and bloglines treated it as a new one (even though the url was the same).
Who knows… it’s back together now though which is cools os no worries.
Hello James, hello Mark,
I had emailed support at bloglines and they obviously did something so that bloglines started to update Seblogging again.
Unfortunately, this treatment had the lamentable side effect of killing my 500+ bloglines subscriber base.
To me it looks like the feed disappeared of all these subscribers’ accounts.
What happened with those feeds were that they were inaccessible or otherwise considered ‘bad’ by Bloglines for several consecutive days. Once a threshold is reached, bad sites are removed from the database, including all related subscriptions. This keeps the database relatively free of bad feeds, and automatically prunes peoples’ subscription lists of bad feeds, a feature they like. The threshold used to be 7 consecutive days, but we’ve bumped that to 2 weeks.
I’d bump it to over a month if you could… thanks for the explanation!
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